Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Simulation 2010

A Step-by-Step Guide to Engineering Design Solutions


  • Wasim Younis, Autodesk Simulation consultant and Director of VDS Solutions, Burnley, UK

Inventor Simulation is an essential part of the Autodesk Digital Prototyping process. It allows engineers and designers to explore and test components and products virtually, visualizing and simulating real-world performance.

Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Simulation 2010 is dedicated to the requirements of Inventor users who need to quickly learn or refresh their skills, and apply the dynamic simulation, assembly analysis and optimization capabilities of Inventor Simulation 2010.

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Engineers involved with mechanical, product, manufacturing and design engineering


Book information

  • Published: June 2009
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-694-1


"The author is director of a company that provides training, support, and consulting for Autodesk Inventor. He writes that his intent is to address what he has seen as an apparent lack of confidence among users of the software to apply it fully. His text demonstrates the capabilities of the software through step-by-step explanation of how it was applied to various design problems. The author presents much of his information in the forms of flow charts, lists, screen grabs, and tables."--Mechanical Engineering Magazine

Table of Contents

  1. An Introduction to Inventor Simulation
  2. Design Problem 1 - 90 Degree M16 Bolt Removal Tool
  3. Design Problem 2 - New Mechanism Design for Existing Bridge
  4. Design Problem 3 - New Mechanism Design for Transporter Ramp
  5. Design Problem 4 - Racing Car Engine Connecting Rod
  6. Design Problem 5 - Agricultural Spring Mechanism Design
  7. Design Problem 6 - Rotary Compressor Design
  8. Design Problem 7 - High Speed Bottle Transfer Unit
  9. An Overview of Part and Assembly Stress Analysis
  10. Design Problem 8 - Structural Validation of Mounting Lugs
  11. Design Problem 9 - Structural Validation of Connecting Rod
  12. Design Problem 10 - Industrial Centrifugal Fans
  13. Design Problem 11 - Structural Design of Moving Bridge
  14. Design Problem 12 - Structural Validation of Trailer Chassis
  15. Design Problem 13 - Structural Optimization of a Lifting Mechanism